PLANTATION (CBS4) – A Broward County woman is in trouble with the law after investigators say she defrauded investors in a scheme targeting the South Florida Haitian community.

Plantation resident Margarette Dubois-Jean, 58, was arrested today and charged with organized fraud and grand theft, both first degree felonies.

Prosecutors allege Dubois-Jean represented herself to clients as a veteran investment broker with the company One Creative Idea, LLC. She allegedly encouraged the victims to attend seminars, and then invest in a program where she would guarantee a 100% return on investment within a few months.

The State Attorney’s Office says Dubois-Jean bilked those investors out of more than $140,000 over the course of a year.

They say she used the fraudulent funds to pay for personal items like rent and travel.

Dubois-Jean will be tried in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. She could face up to 30 years in prison if convicted.

Comments (3)
  1. Lyn says:

    Hasn’t anyone learned anything? If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. I cannot believe that anyone would invest one penny with someone who says they can guaranty a 100-percent return. Good Lord, people, wake up!

  2. A W Currie says:

    Guess people never heard of P T Barnium?Sucker born every minute?

  3. duane says:

    I’m sure it was drug money anyways, So who care’s if someone takes it from them! That’s all the state of Florida is anyways drug dealers and the people who launder there money!